Ideas from NAfME Members for Fellow Music Educators
(Scroll down to view resources.)
We want you to know that we appreciate all that you are doing for your students because their well-being comes first. You have risen to meet the educational needs in this time of crisis by sharing resources, and we will be updating these resources frequently. It is important to take care of yourselves as you juggle family and work life and to remember that we are a music education nation working together to make life easier.
During this time of unprecedented need for virtual/online instructional materials, the first consideration for us must be student safety. As educators, we are dedicated to providing safe learning environments for students in our physical classrooms every day. We must be equally dedicated to providing safe virtual/online environments as well. To that end, NAfME recommends:
- Children under the age to 13 have verifiable parental consent before accessing any online resources
- Students and/or families do not provide any identifying information to gain access to the resources – free or paid
NAfME cares about our students so we advocate for equitable access to instruction. As we curate materials to help members implement online learning, we recognize that effective online instruction in any subject requires:
- Universal access to learning devices and internet services
- Professional learning opportunities and time for educators to design online learning environments, tasks, and assessments
- Opportunities for students to learn how to succeed with online instruction
- An appropriate learning management system
Members of NAfME Societies and Councils have provided these resources from their own original teaching experiences, music educators in their school districts, universities, communities, peers, or other trusted sources. We thank them for their assistance and commitment to NAfME members as we all pull together to keep educating and making music.
Please respect copyright. Keep checking back for updates.
NAfME appreciates the support of our Corporate Members. More information can be found about their services and additional resources here.
- April 3, 4:00 PM ET: Mindset Reset: Mindfulness and Positive Thinking Strategies for Music Educators with Matthew Arau
- April 8, 1:00 PM ET: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings: In Partnership with World Music Pedagogy with Patricia Sheehan Campbell
- April 10, 2:00 PM ET: Supporting Families in Making Music at Home with Early Childhood Students with Lili M. Levinowitz
- Past NAfME/NAMM Foundation webinar: Bridging the Gap: Teaching and Learning Music Online
- Past webinar: Teaching Students with Disabilities during COVID-19 with Alice Hammel (PowerPoint document; quiz for professional development recognition)
- Past webinar: Music Education and SEL during COVID-19 with Scott Edgar (PowerPoint document; quiz for professional development recognition)
- Past webinar: Online Teaching . . . Where Do I Even Start?! with Anne Fennell (PowerPoint document; quiz for professional development recognition)
- Past webinar: Online Learning and Copyright for Music Educators with John Mlynczak (PowerPoint document; quiz for professional development recognition)
- Past webinar: Strategies for Thriving as a Music Teacher during Uncertain Times with Lesley Moffat, Dana Varona, & Christa Kuebel (PowerPoint document; quiz for professional development recognition)
- Past webinar: Calm in the Storm: Self-Care for the Adapting Music Educator with Elisa Janson Jones (Powerpoint document; quiz for professional development recognition; additional resources)
The third-party resource links are being provided for informational purposes only; they do not constitute or imply the endorsement or recommendation by The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) of the third-party or the contents of such third-party websites. Because NAfME does not have any control over such third-party websites, NAfME is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content made available on such third-party websites. Unless specifically noted, the views expressed in these media do not necessarily represent the policy or views of the Association, its officers, or its employees.